Blood Flow Restriction Training (the comfortable way!)
A lifestyle strategy that can help repair endothelial damage is blood flow restriction (BFR) training. In response to BFR, your body produces vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which acts as “fertilizer” for the endothelium. You can learn the ins and outs of BFR in my free BFR report. VEGF also induces the synthesis of nitric oxide (NO), a potent vasodilator, and it stimulates endothelial progenitor cells.
“NO protects the endothelium. It is anticoagulant — the most potent anticoagulant we have in the body. It’s really the magic molecule for cardiovascular health,” Kendrick says.
“At one time NO was known as Endothelial Derived Relaxation Factor (EDRF) NO was something no one believed could possibly exist in the human body. NO is actually a free radical. Everyone says free radicals are terribly damaging and unhealthy.
To that I reply, ‘Well, you may wish to know that the chemical that is the single most important protective chemical in the body for the cardiovascular system is an incredibly free radical called nitric oxide.”
Strategies to Lower Your Thrombotic Risk
In his book, “The Clot Thickens: The Enduring Mystery of Heart Disease,” Kendrick reviews many different strategies that can lower your disease risk. Here’s a short-list of examples covered in far greater depth in the book, as well as some of my own recommendations that I bring up in the interview:
|Avoid unnecessary use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen — While they effectively inhibit inflammation, they can cause platelet aggregation by blocking COX-2. In other words, they activate your blood clotting system, making blood clots more likely.|
|Get plenty of sensible sun exposure — Sun exposure triggers NO that helps dilate your blood vessels, lowering your blood pressure. NO also protects your endothelium, and increases mitochondrial melatonin to improve cellular energy production.|
|Avoid seed oils and processed foods — Seed oils are a primary source of the omega-6 fat called linoleic acid (LA), which I believe may be far more harmful than sugar. Excessive intake is associated with most all chronic diseases, including high blood pressure, obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes.LA gets embedded in your cell membranes, causing oxidative stress, and can remain there for up to seven years. Oxidative linoleic acid metabolites (OXLAMs) are what’s causing the primary damage, including endothelial damage.|
|Lower your insulin and blood sugar levels — Simple strategies to accomplish this include time-restricted eating, eating a diet high in healthy fats and low in refined carbohydrates, significantly restricting your LA intake and getting regular exercise.|
|Address chronic stress, which raises both blood sugar and blood pressure, promotes blood clotting and impairs your repair systems. Cortisol, a key stress hormone, reduces endothelial cell production.|
|Quit smoking. |
Nitric Oxide (NO) – also known as laughing gas is another great therapy not used by the NHS, along with Intra Venous magnesium not being given to heart patients which would save 90% of them in five minutes. NO is a great therapy to stop blood clots and strokes.
The vaxxed especially might need these two to keep the old ticker ticking nicely, and lungs working. Come to that so would anyone else above a certain age benefit from these. Blood Flow Restriction suits are available in local therapists in most towns, as is cryotherapy (freezing the body at minus 90 degrees Centigrade for three to five minutes). These therapies have to be sold as leisure pursuits as they can’t be medically licensed or make medical claims. Yet they are the greatest things for saving life, if used correctly.
The vaxxed especially should get into these things and prolong their lives. You can breathe NO but if blood flow restriction produces it naturally, that would be a better idea IMO. There are other effects from blood flow restriction, like you sleep a lot for a day or two afterwards (Yes I do it occasionally when I need a boost and for me it works well making me more mobile and legs work better). Freezing lifts your mood but don’t overdo it as it can give your nervous system a shock if you do it too long, and unbalance you for a day or two. Better stick to 3/4 minutes is my take on that one. It’s very good after an infra red sauna. Enjoy!!!